Missouri Travel Guide

Browse 273 travel reviews, 192 travel blogs and 10,573 travel photos from real travelers to Missouri.

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Missouri Overview

Also known as the Show Me State, Missouri is a Midwestern state famous for the rolling hills of the Ozark Mountains, the country-music town of Branson (second only to Nashville in terms of artists and venues), and the massive Mark Twain National forest. It boasts cities such as St. Louis, Kansas City, Springfield, and Hannibal, the boyhood grounds of Mark Twain. The state itself ranges from wide open plains in the eastern region to the heavily-forested and rugged Ozark Mountain region covering the majority of the southwestern section of the state.

There are a wide variety of activities to choose from when heading to Missouri. Kansas City and St. Louis both offer extremely different landscapes, both in terms of ethnicity, historical points of interest, food styles, and attractions. Two major league baseball teams keep people’s attention divided between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Kansas City Royals, while the Kansas City Chiefs are one of the most prestigious football teams in the NFL.

Outside the cities, however, Missouri is a wide-open landscape of outdoor activities. While the northern and eastern sections of the state are largely agricultural in nature, the Ozark Mountains regions is packed with forests, rivers, parks, and plenty of outdoor recreational facilities. Lake of the Ozarks is a resort community, and Branson boasts Table Rock Lake, giving people plenty of boating opportunities, and Civil War enthusiasts will enjoy Wilson's Creek National Battlefield, site of the infamous Battle of Wilson's Creek, which was the first major American Civil War battle west of the Mississippi River, resulting in the state staying in the Union after the Confederates were defeated.

From the starting point of the Lewis and Clark Trail and St. Louis, to the barbecue that has made Kansas City known worldwide, and the mountains and hills and forests in between, Missouri is a state that needs to be seen in order to be believed.

Saint Louis #1 most popular location
Once the home of Chuck Berry, and known as the Gateway to the West, St. Louis is now most noted for that iconic archway, an ultra-modern metallic curve next to the Mississippi River that stre…
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Kansas City #2 most popular location
Home to a strange combination of the US national tax headquarters and a heady, traditional dose of jazz, Kansas City is well remembered for the likes of Charlie Parker and his inimitable sax …
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Branson #3 most popular location
Located in Taney County in the southernmost portion of the state, Branson is one of the most popular cities in Missouri, and for the surrounding region. Branson is a complex city in its own r…
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Springfield #4 most popular location
Welcome to Springfield, Cashew Chicken capital of the world!!! Springfield is the third largest city in Missouri, behind St Louis and Kansas City. It is located in the Southwestern corner of …
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Columbia #5 most popular location
Columbia Missouri is centrally located between Kansas City and St. Louis, and is home to the University of Missouri. Population has swelled to over 100,00, and is one of the fastest growing c…
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Osage Beach #6 most popular location
Osage Beach includes both Miller and Camden Counties and includes portions of the Lake of the Ozarks. Previously a tourist destination, Osage Beach has become a family friendly full time hom…
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Joplin #7 most popular location
Joplin is a small city of almost 50,000 (up 9% since 2000) located at the intersection of Interstate 44, US Highway 71 and lots of Missouri Highways in Jasper County )and a bit in Newton Coun…
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Maryland Heights #8 most popular location
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Netherlands #9 most popular location
Netherlands, Amsterdam
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Independence #10 most popular location
Welcome to Harry Truman's home town. Go see where Harry first worked at Clinton's Soda Fountain then go visit his home if you'd like. Saying there's a lot of history to this great town doesn'…
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Saint Charles #11 most popular location
St. Charles is the county seat for St. Charles County and was founded in 1769.Origially named Les Petites Cotes, ("The Little Hills"), St. Charles has been a welcoming site across the Missour…
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Jefferson City #12 most popular location
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Berkeley #13 most popular location
Hannibal #14 most popular location
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Branson West #15 most popular location
Branson West is a very small town located a few miles west of the tourism town of Branson. Its name was changed in 1992 to help draw folks. The population went from 37 to about 400. They are…
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Saint Joseph #16 most popular location
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Fenton #17 most popular location
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Sikeston #18 most popular location
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Chesterfield #19 most popular location
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Lebanon #20 most popular location
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Blue Springs #21 most popular location
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Clayton #22 most popular location
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Hermann #23 most popular location
O'Fallon #24 most popular location
O Fallon is a community of about 75,000 residents and is a suburb west of St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
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Sullivan #25 most popular location
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Ridgedale #26 most popular location
Festus #27 most popular location
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Saint Ann #28 most popular location
Boonville #29 most popular location
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Poplar Bluff #30 most popular location
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Earth City #31 most popular location
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Creve Coeur #32 most popular location
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Ozark #33 most popular location
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Hayti #34 most popular location
Charleston #35 most popular location
Woodson Terrace #36 most popular location
Washington #37 most popular location
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Table Rock #38 most popular location
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Seymour #39 most popular location
Excelsior Springs #40 most popular location
Excelsior Springs is a community coming together and finding their historical background one step at a time. If you're wanting to get away here is the place to go. From excellent antique shop…
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La Plata #41 most popular location
Rock Port #42 most popular location
Rock Port is a small town of just under 1300 (down 8% since 2000) located at the intersection of Interstate 29 and US Highway 136 in the Northwest corner of Missouri. It is a short distance f…
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Hollister #43 most popular location
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Florissant #44 most popular location
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Mansfield #45 most popular location
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Rock Hill #46 most popular location
Camdenton #47 most popular location
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Cabool #48 most popular location
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Webster Groves #49 most popular location
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Des Peres #50 most popular location